The mission of the St. Joseph County Great Start Collaborative is to engage the entire community to assure a coordinated system of services and resources to assist families in providing a great start for their children from birth through age five.

November 11, 2015 Prevent-Teach-Reinforce for Young Children: An Individualized Model of Positive Behavior Support for Early Childhood Settings

Now you see challenging behavior, now you don’t! This webinar will focus on Prevent-Teach-Reinforce for Young Children, an individualized model of positive behavior support for young children in early childhood settings. Through the use of video footage from actual PTR-YC participants, presenters will demonstrate the PTR-YC process. […]

June 17, 2015 Outdoor Behavior of Young Children With and Without Disabilities in Early Childhood Environments

Individuals with disabilities, including autism spectrum disorders and Down syndrome, may engage in less moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) than their peers without disabilities. In addition, delays in peer-related social behaviors, such as sharing and engaging in conversations, may further limit engagement opportunities for these children as they […]

May 5, 2015 Using Prompting Procedures to Teach Skills

We describe three basic prompting procedures that are evidencebased practices for teaching skills to young children with disabilities: least-to-most prompting, most-toleast prompting, and time delay. For each prompting procedure, we provide a step-by-step guide for using the strategy, present video examples of parents and teachers using the […]

April 14, 2015 Promoting Appropriate Behavior Using Visual Supports

Children who engage in challenging behavior associated with autism and related disabilities are at risk for social isolation, poor peer relationships, and exclusion from school and community settings. Visual supports are one practice frequently used to target this behavior. In this webinar, we will discuss ways teachers […]

March 11, 2015 Just in Time: Providing “Real Time” Feedback to Teachers Around Individualized Behavior Support Strategies

Challenging behavior can be frustrating and isolating for teachers. Coaches can play an important role in helping teachers design and implement individualized behavior support plans. Learn about a study that examined the use of Bluetooth technology to provide immediate feedback to professionals in real time as they […]

February 17, 2015 Culturally Responsive Behavioral Supports for Children With Challenging Behaviors and Their Families

Presenters will describe issues and challenges for supporting preschool children with challenging behaviors and their families and provide recommendations for using culturally responsive, evidence-based strategies when conducting functional behavior assessments, creating behavior support plans, and supporting parent implementation of the plan. Click here for more information.   […]